Rainbows and Butterflies
a mature love
no longer expecting rainbows and butterflies
the gift of time to teach and refine the soul
a child’s innocence becomes a teen’s rebellion
young adult dreams fade to daily chores
rainbows and optimism dissipate each passing year
yet underneath the disappointments is something new
a quiet grace, formed in tears and joys
trials and tribulations become the art
life becomes the canvas
we create with our choices
I choose love
I dedicate this poem to my mom (and all mothers) to celebrate her enduring love and my maturation, no longer expecting life to bring me what I want. Life is more likely to bring us what we need than what we want. I’m learning to accept my family, friends, and life as they are. Each experience we have the choice of how we respond. I choose love.
Happy Mother’s Day!